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Old 24 December 2013, 05:50   #51
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Can't remember the resistance of the HT lead but it was low.

In fairness, everything seems fine with the engine, so why not replace one component at a time until it works?
To be fair there is a plus side to this approach whatever you replace that was not the problem you then could keep as spare parts, plus you get to know how the engine works.

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To be fair there is a plus side to this approach whatever you replace that was not the problem you then could keep as spare parts, plus you get to know how the engine works. Good Luck
To hell with that - expensive parts are being returned! I'm a tight jock remember!
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To hell with that - expensive parts are being returned! I'm a tight jock remember!
, In that case check all the earths first then replace the plug leads before digging any deeper, Just my opinion
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Cut your losses, sell it to me for pennies and start afresh.
Form an orderly queue Alan... I want to make Simon an offer he can't refuse!
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If it were me and I had some spark, I would shut off the fuel, drain the carb, let the cylinder dry out with the plug removed, put the plug back in with less than a .30 gap, and spray some Ether down the carb, then see if it starts. It takes three things to make a motor run, spark at the right time, fuel and compression. Nothing more. Ether has some lube in it and will start a motor far more easily than gas/petrol.

You do have compression right?
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Think i would now start with removing the flywheel & cleaning up the magnets or make sure that nothing is shorting it out such as a piece of broken magnet or iron filings in between the air gap ,Especially on something unknown secondhand , its not unusual for the flywheel to be taken off at some time & to have been put down on a work bench or floor & get metal filings or old welding dross & the like that get stuck to the magnets .
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Right Rich, i am thankfully now offshore, at bliss, away from that fekkin thing.... also away from my screaming new born!! dont know which i'm most excited about getting home to see. One that wont work, and one that wont stop!
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Right Rich, i am thankfully now offshore, at bliss, away from that fekkin thing.... also away from my screaming new born!! dont know which i'm most excited about getting home to see. One that wont work, and one that wont stop!
You pick your times don't you for going offshore, I suppose that's just the way it is. I was going to take the family through for the fireballs, but Simple Minds are playing in Stoney so the place will be hooch'n!

Have a Diet Coke on me at the witch'n hour. Catch up in the New Year for a blast up e coast!
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Diet coke? I'll tell the jokes mate - I'm all fat!

Hogmanay offshore wasn't too bad. In bed by 9, and a nice meal on the first!

Must make that blast happen this year!
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